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Learning Node.js, Second Edition by Marc Wandschneider

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11. Deployment and Development II: Heroku and Azure

In the previous chapter you looked at how to deploy your Node.js applications to servers and what strategies to use to monitor them and keep them running. However, you don’t always have access to your own server or may find that it’s not terribly cost-effective to maintain one. Thus in this chapter you’ll take a look at how you can use some of the application hosting environments available to run your applications for us.

While they’ll require that you make some changes to your application, they are often free to start with and will give you a production-quality environment in which to deploy your code. You’ll start by taking a look at Heroku, which supports Node.js as a first-class programming ...

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